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HOWARD CASEY CROMWELL

Associate Professor
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Ph.D., University of Michigan; Behaviorial Neuroscience
M.A., University of Michigan; Behaviorial Neuroscience
B.A., DePauw University; Biology & Psychology

Phone: (419) 372-9408

Email: hcc@bgnet.bgsu.edu  

Office: Room 348,Psychology Building

Personal Page: More details about Dr. HC Cromwell

Lab Page: Biology of Affect and Motivation (BAM) Lab

Research Interests:

  • Brain mechanisms of reward and motivation
  • Physiology of attention and neural inhibition
  • Neurophysiology of the basal ganglia system
  • Neuroscience of social behavior and communication

Taking Grad Students? Yes

Sponsoring Undergraduate Research? Yes

Selected Publications:

Cromwell H.C., Johnson A., McKnight L., Horinek M., Asbrock C., Burt S., Jolous-Jamshidi, B. and        Meserve L.A. (2007) Effects of polychlorinated biphenyls on maternal odor conditioning in rat        pups.  Physiology and Behavior In Press.

Cromwell H.C., Klein A.C. and Mears R.P. (2007) Single unit and population responses during        inhibitory gating of striatal activity in freely moving rats. Neuroscience Apr 27;146(1):69-85.        Epub 2007 Feb 22.

Anstrom K.K., Cromwell H.C. and Woodward D.J. (2007) Effects of restraint and haloperidol on        sensory gating in the midbrain of awake rats.  Neuroscience May 11;146(2):515-24. Epub        2007 Mar 23.

Cromwell H.C. and Woodward D.J. (2006) Inhibitory gating and amygdale: Influence of haloperidol, ketamine or nicotine.  Biological Psychiatry, Apr 1;61(7):880-9. Epub 2006 Oct 19.

Mears R.P., Klein A.C. and Cromwell H.C. (2006) Auditory inhibitory gating in the medial prefrontal cortex: Single unit and local field potential analysis.  Neuroscience, 141(1):47-65.

Cromwell H.C., O.K Hassini and W. Schultz. (2005) Relative reward processing in primate        striatum. Exp Brain Res. May;162(4):520-5. Epub 2005 Mar 8.

Courses Taught:

  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (undergraduate)
  • PSYC 290 Introduction to Research Methods (undergraduate)
  • PSYC 332 Motivational Neuroscience (with Laboratory) (undergraduate)
  • PSYC 440 Emotions and Life (undergraduate)
  • PSYC 714 Motivational Biopsychology (graduate)
  • PSYC 781 Current Topics in Affective Neuroscience (graduate)